Monday, February 20, 2012

Cereal Box Clock

YES!! Finally a clock I actually like that I can put in my kitchen. Now, this project is great for college dorm rooms or kitchens. It's pretty simple to make. I think it took me all of like 15 minutes to do (minus glue drying time). I've been toying with this idea for ages and finally this weekend I decided to just go with it. The numbers on the clock are kinda hard to see though and I think that's just because of the cereal box that I decided to go with. I had painted the numbers with an acrylic glow in the dark paint, but the numbers hardly glowed. I have since then painted the numbers black so you can see them better. This clock was a huge hit with my boyfriend who has requested I make a Cinnamon Toast Crunch clock for our bedroom. The other thing I like about this clock is that there is so much variety now with cereal; you can pick just about anything you like. Can someone say Magically Delicious? 














made in a day






Supplies:




  • Empty cereal box of your choice
  • Clock kit with numbers (or without that's totally your call. I got my kit from Michael's in the woodworking dept.)
  • Exacto knife or box cutter
  • E6000 glue






Instructions:








1. Find the center of your box and cut a medium size X on the front.






2. Turn your box over, find the center, and cut out a square big enough to fit you clock piece into. You can leave a little flap like I did  so you can close it later or you can just cut it out completely.






3.Now, place some glue on the front side of the clock piece on the black part only. 








4.Take your clock piece without any of the hands and place in the big square at the back of the box and poke it through the X you made. 






5.The little hanger should be facing you and the long piece that holds the hand should go through the box. Now, hold the clock and the box together tight for a few minutes and then allow the glue to dry. (30 minutes or so. Do the dishes or vacuum. Or do what I did... clean out the fridge) 








6. Now place all your hands on your clock. The clock kit usually doesn't come with directions but it doesn't take a genius to figure out how to put it together. Your clock is pretty much done! YAY! Congratulations! At this point, you can place your numbers if you have them. I used a push pin to hang up my clock. I opened the top of the box to insert the pin and then just closed it up after I had it into the wall. 




YAY!! I was so excited when I got this done. And it looks awesome in the tiny kitchen I have to work in. Please let me know how your project come out. If anyone decides to do a Lucky Charms clock please send my some pictures! I would love to see it. GOOD LUCK!!




22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...how cute! I love it. You got me thinking about some antique kitchen signs (tin) I have just waiting to have something done with them. If I get brave enough to use them, I will let you know. : )

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  2. You should and please let me know! I would love to see them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. great idea, found yo via Tutus and teaparties, can't wait to try something similar. we have a horrible tacky eagle clock i'm going to disect for parts! clock will eventually end up in our (eventually) done up utility room. just need to decide on design.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Please send us a picture when you get done! We'd love to see it!

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  4. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  6. What a cute idea! I love how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you back :)

    Christine @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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  7. Seriously this is too cute, what a creative idea, and loving it. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!!!

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    1. I know! It's just the cutest thing and it looks great in my kitchen. Thanks for stopping by. We'll see you next Sunday!

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  8. Cute idea for a kitchen or kids' play room!! Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  9. Hi Megan, I am stopping by to let you know I featured you today on Made in a Day. I would love it if you would link something else up today! Also, loved looking around your blog today! I'll be back.
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  10. Stopping by from the Weekend Wind Up! http://queenofsavings.com

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  11. How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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  12. Fabulous project!!!
    Thank you for linking up, hope you will stop by my blog today and link up another great project...
    Claire xox
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'll be there! Thanks for checking us out. See you soon!

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  13. Thanks for commenting on my blog! (the book table) Your blog is really cute - I love the background, and your ideas are great. Especially this one, I love cereal! :)

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    1. Thanks! This is one of my favorite projects because it's so versatile.

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Happy Crafting!

Megan@ Whimsically Homemade